Shoshoni author releases new book; proceeds help local nonprofit

A Requiem to the Vitality of Life is a collection of prose and poetry from author and chaplain Echo Klaproth to honor those who finished life in hospice care.

Proceeds from book sales go to Help for Health Hospice in Riverton where she has dedicated the past 10 years to volunteering as their chaplain.

Klaproth is a fourth-generation Wyomingite and a self-described “ranch and rodeo girl.” Not new to writing, her several other published works fit under cowboy poetry and prose, a hat tip to her heritage as it were. She was also Wyoming’s sixth Poet Laureate under former Governor Matt Mead.


In a pivot from her previous publications, this book begins with her personal stories and experiences that put her on a journey to become a chaplain and volunteer for hospice care. “Working with those people has been more of a blessing than a person can imagine,” Klaproth told County 10. “I don’t get paid for what I do; it’s a calling.”

A Requiem to the Vitality of Life is available at Meadowlark Books in Riverton, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. As a reminder, all proceeds from this book benefit nonprofit Help for Health Hospice in Riverton.

Her other publications include: Echoes of Days Gone By, Echoes in the Wind, Words Turn Silhouette, a CD recitation titled A Nameless Grace, and Scattered Lasting Remnants. They are available at Meadowlark Books.

You can also contact Echo directly for a book by email [email protected] or calling (307) 851-3840.


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